Instrumentation, melodies and harmonies are based on original track "So Many Men – So Little Time", a song by Canadian singer Miquel Brown, which was a hit in 1983. Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench wrote this song specifically for the London gay club Heaven, where Levine worked as a DJ. Levine remembers:
The big record at Heaven was Dan Hartman's 'Relight My Fire'—that's when we brought the big fans out and two thousand people had their hands in the air screaming. It was electrifying. But there weren't enough records coming out that could capture that magic, so we started making our own. I had been at the Circus Maximus in L.A. and I saw a guy wearing a T-shirt that said, 'So many men, so little time,' and I was like, 'One day I want to make a record with that title.' The concept was I sat down with my cowriter and arranger, an Irish guy called Fiachra Trench, and I played him 'Relight My Fire' and I said, 'I want this kind of choppy piano, big powerful chords, and the idea is a woman is going to sing, instead of “I love you, I want you, you're the man of my dreams,” I want the opposite. I want “I wake up next to this man and say, 'Who are you?'” It's so naughty but nice and everyone'll love it.'
ORIGINAL LYRICS (they appear extremely fragmentary in this version):
It's morning, I open my eyes
And everything's still the same
I turn to the guy who stayed last night
And ask him, "What's your name?"
It seems to happen more and more
I love those men one and all
Each new one I meet, makes my heart beat fast
When I see them so strong and tall
So many men, so little time
How can I lose?
They tell me I'm up to no good
I should just settle down
But I don't wanna stay with just one man
I wanna sell for what's around
Feels like heaven every night
Being here with someone new
A physical thrill, a beautiful smile
And wonderful muscles, too
So really, who cares about love?
Who wants to feel taken away?
For fifty-two weeks of every year
There's a new man every day
It's too hard a choice to make up my mind
So many men can turn on my light
Don't want true love, don't want friends
Just give me the bodies tonight
So many men, so little time (So many men)
How can I lose?
Luka Prinčič is an electronic musician, noise & media artist, engineer and dj traversing creative territories from deviant funk to sonic and time-based arts experiments. Founder of Kamizdat boutique netlabel.